I’ve been using Google Buzz for all of a day now. One thing I don’t like about it so far; every time I see the Google Buzz logo in Gmail, I think my browser is hanging and I’m seeing the OS X spinning beach ball of death. Admittedly a minor annoyance, but it gets me every time.
One thing I love? The icon used to illustrate ‘just the good stuff’ blurb on their promo page:
Very cool campaign for Chiquita — makes fantastic use of their abundant free “media”. I really like this because it’s an idea that’s been there (probably) for as long as the brand’s been around, and all it took was a little creative thinking to give the brand some great personality.
I’ll be presenting with couple of other guys from work; we’ll be talking about the impact of design on business and how a the perception of a brand is shaped by the design of products, user experience and messaging. We’ve had a few calls with the organizers of design week and quite a bit of brainstorming amongst ourselves. After a breakthrough today, it feels like the presentation is finally starting to come together… excitement is building.
KC Design week is all about celebrating the value of design, including graphic design, industrial design and architecture. There are a bunch of cool design-related events throughout the week (all of which are free), so head over to KCDesignWeek.org to check out the schedule and reserve a space for yourself. From what I’ve heard, about 90 people have registered for our session, which means we’re *this close* to a sold-out show.
And if your at the AIA building on the 4th, stop by and say ‘hi!’.
The fine folks at the Barbarian Group just launched another “why didn’t I think of that” site — InternetOnlineWebsite.com, a really clever promotion for Aquent (purveyors of contract creatives). You can click on each section of the page to learn more about the skills and people needed to get a modern website up running (as illustrated by the animated GIF below). And to top it all off, if you visit the website (and act fast), you can get a free t-shirt (and probably a lifetime supply of calls and mail from Aquent). You can read more about the site on the Barbarian Groups blog .